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The bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica) belongs to the family Scolopacidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Bar-tailed godwit taxonomy

The family Scolopacidae was first described (as Scolopacea) by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz, (October 22, 1783 – September 18, 1840), a zoologist, botanist, writer and polyglot, in the year 1815. The Scolopacidae comprises fifteen genera.

The genus Limosa was first described by Mathurin Jacques Brisson (30 April 1723 – 23 June 1806), a French zoologist and natural philosopher, in the year 1760. The type species is Scolopax limosa (Linnaeus, 1758).

The genus Limosa comprises four extant species, viz., Limosa limosa, Limosa haemastica, Limosa lapponica and Limosa fedoa. The species Limosa lapponica was introduced (as Scolopax lapponica) by Carl Linnaeus (23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758.

The species Limosa lapponica is polytypic and comprises five subspecies, viz., L. l. lapponica, L. l. taymyrensis, L. l. menzbieri, L. l. anadyrensis and L. l. baueri.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Limosa lapponica
Species:L. lapponica
Bar-tailed godwit - Limosa lapponica
1.Bar-tailed godwit - Limosa lapponica 293
Photo by Tokumi Ohsaka


Limosa lapponica
2.Bar-tailed godwit - Limosa lapponica
Photo by Ron Knight

Limosa lapponica
3.Bar-tailed godwit - Limosa lapponica
Photo by Arnstein Rønning

Limosa lapponica
4.Bar-tailed godwit - Limosa lapponica
Photo by Juan Emilio

Limosa lapponica
5.Bar-tailed godwit - Limosa lapponica
Photo by Juan Emilio

Limosa lapponica
6.Bar-tailed godwit - Limosa lapponica
Photo by Juan Emilio

Limosa lapponica
7.Bar-tailed godwit - Limosa lapponica
Photo by Matthias Barby

Limosa lapponica
8.Bar-tailed godwit - Limosa lapponica
Photo by Panthus

Limosa lapponica
9.Limosa lapponica egg
Photo by Didier Descouens
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1.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Tokumi Ohsaka | License: Public domain
2.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Ron Knight | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 1/7/18
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Author: Arnstein Rønning | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 1/7/18
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Author: Juan Emilio | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 1/7/18
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Author: Juan Emilio | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 1/7/18
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Author: Juan Emilio | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 1/7/18
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Author: Matthias Barby | License: CC BY 3.0 as on 1/7/18
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Author: Panthus | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 1/7/18
9.Source: (cropped)
Author: Didier Descouens | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 1/7/18
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